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15 Best Himalayan Treks in August 2018

Indian Himalayas Treks in August

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If you are an adventure enthusiast, you have come to the right place! Nature never ceases to surprise us and its beauty is unreal. One of the most daring yet enchanting treks you can ever go in your lifetime, lies here, in the Indian Subcontinent. Yes, you are right, it’s the Himalayas! We have sorted out the 15 best Himalayan treks for you so that you don’t have to spend too much time to make up your mind about where to go first. We will kick off from the tallest mountain in the world, the Everest Base Camp Trek, which will definitely be on everyone’s agenda. A glimpse from the top of this stupendous mountain would surely take anyone’s breath away. And if we are going to discourse about stupendous mountains we can definitely not leave out the Roopkund Trek. It might be a scarring place (if you don’t know why you will find out soon enough), nevertheless, it is a surreal zone of eternal grace and beauty.
So, fasten your seatbelts folks because we are embarking on a daunting journey exploring the 15 best Himalayan treks!

Indian Himalayan Treks in August

1. EVEREST BASE CAMP (EBC)

Soaring to a height of 18,523 ft. the Mt. Everest has always been the centre of attraction for all the trekkers from around the globe. The best times to trek around Mt. Everest would be between February to June and September to November. In fact, there are two Everest Base Camp treks. One is the South Base Camp in Nepal and the other is North Base Camp in Tibet. However, a visit to the North Base (China-based) Camp requires a permit from the Chinese Government. The South Base Camp is the most popular one and thousands of trekkers visit it every year. The trek lasts for a fortnight and is definitely challenging.

Height: 18,523 ft.
Duration: 15 days.
Difficulty level: Challenging.
Best season: February to June, September to November.

HOW TO REACH: Flying to the nearest airport in Lukla, Nepal and by continuing the rest of the journey on road.

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EVEREST BASE CAMP

2. ROOPKUND TREK

One of the most mystifying Himalayan treks in India is the Roopkund trek. Roopkund trek includes visiting a high altitude glacial lake, locally known as the ‘Mystery Lake’ or the ‘Skeleton Lake’ in the state of Uttarakhand. The Roopkund Trek takes you through forests which are packed like sardines, spread out brooks and evergreen meadows. Standing a huge 16,500 ft. tall, it is best to visit this mountain from May to October and this trek is a must visit for all adventure enthusiasts.

Height: 16,500 ft.
Duration: 7-9 days.
Difficulty level: Challenging.
Best season: May to October.

HOW TO REACH: Fly straight to the nearest airport at Pantnagar from any city around the country and then continue the journey on road.

ROOPKUND TREK

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3. HAR KI DUN TREK

Har Ki Dun Trek is also known as the Beginners Trek. But don’t let that name fool you. It might not be as challenging as the Everest Base Camp but you are bound to see an exotic, lush greenery all around you and witness the verdant beauty of the mountains. Nestled in the bosom of the Gharwal Himalayas, it is best to visit this mountain summit during March to June and the trek may last for about 7-8 days.

Height: 11,675 ft.
Duration: 7-8 days.
Difficulty level: Easy to moderate.
Best season: March to June. September to November.

HOW TO REACH: Fly straight to the nearest airport of Dehradun and then onwards by road.

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HAR KI DUN TREK

4. VALLEY OF FLOWER TREK

Again, not a difficult trek but the sight you witness when you reach the peak is what would satisfy your soul. A whole conglomeration of flora as far as your eye can see. As the name suggests it is known for its meadows of endemic alpine flowers and some of the most captivating views your eyes would ever behold. Anywhere between July to September would be the best time to visit and the trek would last for about 8 days.

Height: 12,000 ft.
Duration: 6 days
Difficulty level: Moderate
Best season: July to September

HOW TO REACH: Fly straight to the nearest airport of Dehradun and then onwards by road.

VALLEY OF FLOWER TREK

5. RUPIN PASS TREK

The Rupin Pass trek is one of the most glorious adventures you can ever embark upon. Consider this trek a progressive song, adding thrill and momentum with every turn of the way. As you trek higher you will witness mind-boggling snow clad peaks which will definitely provide you with a surge of adrenaline. Originating in the Gharwal Himalayas of Uttarakhand, it comprises of the gradient as well as steep climbs, hundreds of scenic waterfalls, vibrant meadows and an exhilarating pass crossing.

Height: 15,256 ft.
Duration: 7-10 days
Difficulty level: Moderate to Strenuous
Best season: May (last Week) June (end), September (mid) to October (end)

HOW TO REACH: Fly straight to the nearest airport of Dehradun and then onwards by road.

RUPIN PASS TREK

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6. HAMPTA PASS

The best season to visit the Hampta Pass would be between June and September and if you are new to trekking this is the best first trek you can go for. It is a moderate climb but the mesmerising beauty is what would catch your eye. It connects the scenic deserts of Lahaul and the lush valleys of Kullu as if there is a totally different world staring right at you. The trek would generally last for about 4-5 days.

Height: 14,500 ft.
Duration: 4-5 days
Difficulty level: Easy to moderate
Best season: June to September.

HOW TO REACH: Fly down to the nearest airport at Kullu (Bhuntar) from New Delhi and onwards by road.

HAMPTA PASS

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7. PIN PARVATI TREK

Based in the region of Himachal at an altitude of 17,500 ft. the Pin Parvati trek is considered as one of the most enjoyable yet peaceful destinations in India. It is also amongst the oldest Himalayan treks in the Indian Himalayas. Pin Parvati Pass is named after the pass link of Parvati Valley of Kullu to Pin Valley in Spiti and it is also called as the ‘Valley of Gods’. The trek lasts for about 14 to 17 days and is definitely considered as an audacious yet fascinating climb. Anytime from June to October would be best to visit this place.

Height: 17,450 ft.
Duration: 13-15 days
Difficulty level: Moderate to Strenuous
Best season: June to October.

HOW TO REACH: Fly down to the nearest airport at Kullu (Bhuntar) from New Delhi and onwards by road.

PIN PARVATI TREK

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8. CHADAR TREK

This trek only takes place in the months January and February. Known to be one of the most enthralling Himalayan treks in India. The treks take place only during those two months as the ice is very unreliable and it is considered safest only during February. The journey begins at the mountain town of Leh and the peak is at about 11,100 ft. above the sea level. The duration of the trek maybe around 9 days and it is one of the more challenging treks.

Height: 11,123 ft.
Duration: 9 days
Difficulty level: Challenging
Best season: January to February.

HOW TO REACH: Fly down to the nearest airport at Leh from New Delhi and then onwards from the road.

CHADAR TREK

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9. BRIGHU LAKE TREK

On the Brighu Lake Trek in the Kullu Valley, you will be crossing the wondrous Rohtang Pass. According to the legends in the Hindu mythology, a local God by the name Guru Vasisht used to take a dip in this lake and hence the lake is considered sacred. While on the trek, you can enjoy the breath-taking panoramic views of Dhauladhar, PirPanjal among other snow cladded peaks in the Himalayas.

Region: Leh, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir.
Duration: 9 Days
Grade: Difficult
Max Altitude: 11,100 Ft.
Approximate Trekking Km: 62 km.

HOW TO REACH: Fly down to the nearest airport at Kullu (Bhuntar) from New Delhi and onwards by road.

BRIGHU LAKE TREK

10. TREK TO BAESKUND

The Beaskund trek in Manali is considered holy by most of the Hindus and is one of the most sought-after Himalayan treks. The Beaskund is a high altitude alpine lake sitting royally between the mountains of Himachal. The trek starts at a place called SolangNallah which is known for skiing and paragliding. Mesmerising meadows and majestic, soaring peaks will be a part of your trail on this trek. It is also considered as an ideal trek for almost all age groups.

Height: 16,240 ft.
Duration: 4 days.
Difficulty level: Easy to moderate.
Best season: May (mid) to October (mid).

TREK TO BAESKUND

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11. GOECHA-LA TREK

The most substantial reason who you have to do this trek is the sumptuous views of the big mountains you get to see. You don’t just see one summit, the Kanchenjunga, but also 14 other mountain peaks, which is massive for one trek! The trek originates in the enchanting valleys of Sikkim and takes you through magical twists and turns in the huge Himalayan range.

Height: 16,000 ft.
Duration: 11 days.
Difficulty level: Easy.
Best season: April to June.

HOW TO REACH: Fly straight to the nearest airport at Bagdogra from Kolkata and then onwards on road.

GOECHA-LA TREK

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12. BARA BHANGAL TREK

Also known as the ‘Shepherds Tail Trek’, the Bara Bhangal trek is considered as one of the most challenging treks in Himachal Pradesh as it moves through a tricky, rocky and very narrow path which includes chunky glaciers and treacherous moraines. It originates from Manikaran in Kulu valley and passes through scenic Himalayan vistas, exhilarating terrains and the mesmerising Spiti valley. The trek ends in the Bara Bhangal settlement of Himachal Pradesh.

Height: 4800 m.
Duration: 12 days.
Difficulty level: Challenging.
Best season: June to October.

HOW TO REACH: Fly down there to the nearest airport at Kullu (Bhuntar) from New Delhi and then onwards on road.

BARA BHANGAL TREK

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13. CHOPTA CHANDRASHILA

This trek originating from Chopta also labelled as the ‘Switzerland of India’, is one of the most spellbinding journeys ever. It is a window into Himalaya’s spring colour vibrancy and you are bound to witness amazing views of forests that will swipe you off your feet and get roped in by its enchanting beauty.

Height: 3925 ft.
Difficulty level: Easy to moderate.
Best season: September to November, January to March.

HOW TO REACH: Fly straight to the nearest airport of Dehradun and then onwards by road.

CHOPTA CHANDRASHILA

14. CHOPTA TUNGANATH

This Gharwal Himalayan trek takes you to one of the highest temples in the world and boy, isn’t it a sight to witness! This trek is known to lead you to the sight of complete placid, panoramic views of the Nanda Devi, Panchachuli and Kedarnath peaks. The best time to trek this place would be around spring season as you will be remunerated with striking and sensational views of the rhododendron forests.

Height: 12073 ft.
Duration: 4 days
Difficulty level: Easy.
Best season: February to November.

HOW TO REACH: Fly straight to the nearest airport of Dehradun and then onwards by road.

CHOPTA TUNGANATH

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15. KEDAR KANTHA TREK

The Kedar Kantha trek is also considered to be one of the quintessential treks for beginners. It has easy ascended and gradually descends and although it is possible to trek throughout the year, it is ideal to visit during winter as it promises delightful sights of walnut, pine trees and other fauna all surrounded by the snow cladded peaks.

Height: 12,500 m.
Duration: 7 days.
Difficulty level: Easy.
Best season: ROUND THE YEAR!

HOW TO REACH: Fly straight to the nearest airport of Dehradun and then onwards by road.

KEDAR KANTHA TREK

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These are the best Indian Himalayan Treks in August 2018. Do post your comments.

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